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  • Whisky Tasting at Glen Ord
  • Beauly Priory
  • Moray Firth Dolphins
The Highland Experience
See, Visit & Explore: Dolphin spotting, Cromarty, Glen Ord Distillery, Beauly and Drumnadrochit

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1 day tour from £45

Daily
21 March to 17 October, 2016


Adult Price from 45
Child Price from 42

Notes

Seasonal Price Range
45 - 45

Tour Summary

This relaxing tour has it all wonderful scenery, romantic folklore, heroes, wildlife even a visit to a whisky distillery. Youll get a real taste of the Highlands!


Travel over the Kessock Bridge to the Black Isle and spend quality time dolphin-spotting at Chanonry Point. Explore the traditional fishing village of Cromarty with wonderful views over the Cromarty Firth. Youll have the chance of visiting Glen Ord malt whisky distillery before having a break in historic Beauly. You could see nature of a different sort with a drive along the banks of mysterious Loch Ness. If Nessie doesnt make an appearance you can enjoy free time in Drumnadrochit or learn all about the hunt for our elusive monster at the Loch Ness Exhibition.

Tour features

  • Visit Cromarty, Glen Ord Whisky Distillery* and Loch Ness Exhibition* (*admission fees apply)
  • Lunch stop: Beauly
  • Depart from and return to Inverness
  • Tour duration: 8 hours
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Day Tour [i]

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    We leave Inverness behind and cross the Moray Firth to reach the Black Isle. Enjoy panoramic views as we travel through the Black Isle. Shortly the expanse of the Cromarty Firth will come into view. This deep estuary is almost landlocked and this natural defence made it an important naval base during both World Wars.

    For nature lovers the Cromarty Firth has one of the largest areas of unspoilt mudflats in the UK making it an important staging post for waders and wildfowl as they migrate south.

    Our visit to the sleepy fishing village of Cromarty is like a journey into the past with its quaint fishermens cottages, crow-stepped houses and grand sandstone mansions. Once this attractive town was the major port for the North of Scotland, however the industrial revolution meant that this prosperity did not last long. The character of the village has been retained though, thanks to the careful conservation work that has been undertaken here.

    After time in Cromarty we will make our way to Rosemarkie and Fortrose, where we will stop at Chanonry Point. The Moray Firth is home to a community of some 130 Bottlenose Dolphins and Chanonry Point is a popular vantage point with fans of these loveable mammals.

    Next we make our way to Muir of Ord where, if you wish, you can visit Glen Ord Malt Whisky Distillery * for a behind the scenes tour followed by a tasting of the end product (when the distillery is closed there will be an extended stop in Beauly)


    Our next stop is in the attractive town of Beauly. The name derives from the French, Beau Lieu (meaning beautiful place) and was so named by the monks that built a priory here in the 13th Century.

    The last visit of the day is to the little village of Drumnadrochit which sits close to the banks of mysterious Loch Ness. Discover more about the loch and its famous resident at the fascinating Official Loch Ness Exhibition*.

    As we return to Inverness along the banks of Loch Ness keep a careful watch, just in case!

    * Admission Fees

    Glen Ord Malt Whisky Distillery - £6.00 Adult
    Loch Ness Exhibition  - £7.45 Adult £4.95 Child

    This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can children travel this tour?
    Children aged 3 years and older are welcome to travel on this tour. Children aged 3 to 15 inclusive travel at the appropriate child rate. We are sorry but children below the age of 3 cannot travel on this tour.
    How many people will be in the group?
    The group size is normally 16 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
    What features will the coach have?
    You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly minicoach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.
    Will I see Dolphins?
    Chanonry Point is one of the best places in Europe to see dolphins as they move and feed through a relatively narrow channel. The dolphins are wild animals and are unpredictable. They come and go as they wish, however over the years we estimate that about 50% of our tours experience seeing these wonderful mammals.
    Will there be a tour commentary?
    Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English. Youll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special. Be ready to have a laugh as well - youre bound to be told some really corny jokes!
    Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
    Seating on this tour is on a first come, first served basis and cannot be pre-booked. If you are travelling as part of a group please make sure that all members of the party arrive at the departure point together.
    Ive missed my tour because I was late, can I get a refund?
    Were sorry but refunds or credits wont be issued if you miss your tour because you are not at the departure point on time. In fairness to all our passengers coaches will not wait if you are late.

    What's Included

  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes

  • Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host
  • Departure information

    Check in: 09:00 hrs
    Departure: 09:15 hrs
    From Visitor Information Centre Bus Stop,
    Bridge Street, Inverness, IV2 3BJ

    Tour returns at: 17:00 hrs


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